The Tree of Life: the secret of a lonely plant in the middle of the Dead SeaBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-tree-of-life-the-secret-of-a-lonely-plant-in-the-middle-of-the-dead-sea
A lonely tree growing on a salt island in the middle of the Dead Sea surprises tourists. In a place where no living creature survives and there is no vegetation at all, this tree seems to be a real miracle. Social networks and blogs of travelers are full of colorful photos of this miracle, but few people know how the plant manages to exist in such harsh conditions. Find out what is the secret of the vitality of an unusual tree, from our material.
Not far from the beach in Ein Bokek is the famous Salt Island, created from snow-white salt and surrounded by turquoise water. In the middle of it there is a small lake, over which a lone tree bends its branches. The concentration of salt in the Dead Sea is ten times higher than in the ocean. How the tree manages to grow on the salt island remains a mystery.
In social networks and blogs of travelers, you can find hundreds of stunning photos of this amazing place. A living plant in the middle of dead water fascinates and causes admiration.
There are buds on the branches of an unusual tree, and its roots stretch under the salt crust of the island's surface. In fact, it does not actually grow here. The tree was "planted" by a local artist as a beautiful installation. He came here every day and brought earth for the plant. So the tree managed to survive in extreme conditions.
The Dead Sea is gradually dying, and this is not just a play on words, but reality. The coastline is moving more and more into the water every year, as the sea dries up. The "Tree of Life" has become a symbol of this extremely beautiful place, and the popularity in social networks attracts more and more tourists here. The details of the real existence of the plant do not make it less mystical and attractive.
The Dead Sea beckons with its mystery. Salt formations in it turn into bizarre figures – works of art created by nature itself.